This dream lead her to finishing this interesting piece of literature. The main themes of this novel are ‘Nature vs. Nurture’, ‘Creator and Created’, ‘Humans playing God’ and ‘Ethics and Science’ (Potter, 2013). The Morality and the Gothic Novel with Specific Reference to Frankenstein and Wuthering Heights Morality plays a big part in society and these novels seemed to have been filled with different examples of how morality was gone against. The strange events that happen in both novels are against the morals of the then society. According to the Marriam-Webster Learners Dictionary (1828) morality is distinguishing between what is right and what is wrong behaviour and these are centred around peoples beliefs.
The focus is on the elements of gothic and how their abundance in this work successfully enables the author to criticize all aspects of the Victorian era and depart form the established Victorian values. Structurally, in the paper, the novel Wuthering Heights will be presented as a gothic novel in the Victorian era and explored how it is an example of the Female Gothic genre. Various elements of gothic throughout the novel, mainly through themes of duality, oppositeness of heaven and hell, dreams and reality and occurrences of ghosts will be explored and
CHAPTER 2 LITERATURE REVIEW Emily Bronte 's novel 'Wuthering Heights ' did not depict just the Victorian life and society, but also it reflects the fundamental and crucial parts of human life, “this is the conflict between civilized and uncivilized life, between the rich and the poor between order and chaos, between storm and calm, between light and darkness, between wild vitality and modern sterility.’’(Nasir Uddin, 2014). Lord George Gordon Byron in his first poem “Childe Harold 's Pilgrimage” initiated the concept of Byronic Hero whose status is that of a social outcast with strong disgust for social norms and strong inclination to vengeance. Generally, it is some bitter experience of life that causes a Byronic hero to exile himself from the society, (Nasir Uddin, March 2014). Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights is a Byronic hero, as one critic states that the issues of race and social class in Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights are main focuses for how Heathcliff is perceived and how they influence his actions (Malin, 2013). The significance lies in how both issues are fundamental in dealing with the character of Heathcliff .He is not treated basically on account of his social class nor his race, yet a mixture of both.
Wuthering Heights is a novel by Emily Brontë, published in 1847. The book's core theme is the destructive effect that jealousy and vengefulness have, both on the jealous or vengeful individuals and on their communities. Although Wuthering Heights is now widely regarded as a classic of English literature, it received mixed reviews when first published, and was considered controversial because its depiction of mental and physical cruelty was unusually stark, and it challenged strict Victorian ideals of the day, including religious hypocrisy, morality, social classes and gender inequality. Wuthering Heights, which has long, been one of the most popular and highly regarded novels in English literature. In my essay I will write about
Wuthering Heights comprises all the elements of a Gothic novel. However its characters are not as simple as the average Gothic protagonists. This particular novel deals with an amount of Gothic qualities, like dark settings and extreme landscapes, moonlights and candles, melancholy figures and imprisonment, torture and cruelty, supernatural element, madness, necrophilia as well as a communication between the living and the dead. Jibesh Bhattachayya states out clearly: “That Emily Bronte must have read some of these fictions of the Gothic type is evident from her creation of the mysterious Gondal world in her literary world in her literary attempts. Her passion for the esoteric and the sensational did not seem to have left when she wrote Wuthering
Wuthering Heights George Eliot once wrote, “All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.” In the novel, Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte, based upon the way the narration appears throughout the novel, it influences readers to view the novel how Bronte wanted. When one reads a book, they don 't typically go against the author, or her literary traits, because it was written to be interpreted a certain way, which is why Bronte used opinionated narrators as she did. Throughout the novel Bronte influences readers to interpret her view through the use of narration within Lockwoods anger, Nelly’s care, and Nellys mysterious side to create an overall theme of suffrage. Bronte strongly influences readers to feel and interpret her view, through the anger amongst Lockwood in tenacious situations. Bronte builds new varieties of emotion by using a narrator to express anger as Lockwood did in abrupt situations.
Beyond the rarely trodden paths of the moors, several mystical conduits run between the heavenly Thrushcross Grange and the hellish Wuthering Heights. Dreams, memories, wishes, and spirits pervade the narrative of Wuthering Heights, and these mystical experiences regularly serve as escape mechanisms for the novel’s female characters. Catherine Earnshaw Linton clings to her childhood memories of the moors and Wuthering Heights, and her daughter imagines a wild paradise away from society. In Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë describes these mystical experiences of her female characters with words contrasting the prison of civilized society and the freedom of the wild moors to convey that women can only be free in a wilderness untainted by society. For the world of Wuthering Heights, Thrushcross Grange represents Victorian society and serves as the prison for its women.
Relationships don 't always work out, and every love has its faults. Wuthering Heights is an educational story as it portrays love in a realistic manner. It 's not a "perfect" love story, but rather a realistic one which truly professes the difficulties relationships may face. The theme of love also shows the destructiveness of relationships and how a broken relationship can lead to the need for revenge. I strongly believe that the theme of revenge and its harsh effects is one which offers readers many valuable lessons and insights into the bleak, austere world of the novel.
Wuthering Heights is one of the most ultimate love story of all time. The book is written through the creative mind of Emily Bronte. What adds to its charm is its setting in Yorkshire, England during 1801. People assume that a book set at such a time will definitely have anti- feminist themes, but people are pleasantly surprised when they read this book. In all its length, women are presented as strong and equal contributors to society.
Wuthering heights Wuthering heights novel by Emily Bronte, published in 1847, it revolves around the passionate and destructive love between its two central characters, the headstrong and beautiful Catherine Earnshaw and her handsome, and brooding hero/devil Heathcliff (Shmoop editorial team, 2008). Wuthering heights as a gothic novel Wuthering heights has just about all the elements of a gothic novel, the characters are more complex than your average gothic protagonists/antagonists (Shmoop Editorial Team, 2008). Heathcliff’s motivations and responses go way beyond the flat character of the average gothic villain; Catherine is far from vulnerable, threatened maiden in need of rescuing (Shmoop Editorial Team, 2008). Instead of a ruined, crumbling castle, the Wuthering heights instead, the novel incites greater consideration of morality than the usual action-driven gothic novel (Shmoop Editorial Team, 2008).wuthering heights has plenty of spooky gothic features, like imprisonment, dark stairways, stormy weather, nightmares, extreme landscapes, melancholy figures, moonlight and candles, torture and excessive cruelty, necrophilia, a supernatural presence, madness, maniacal behavior, communication between the living and the dead (Shmoop Editorial Team, 2008). (Shmoop Editorial Team, 2008) stated, some of the darkest themes of the gothic novel emerge with the implications of incest (through the romantic love of Heathcliff and Catherine, who may be half-brother and sister; the